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    VCDS MB 091 and 093

    Thanks for the link, I have seen it though. Like I said previously the VVT is all new OEM parts: complete chain housing with new rings, new cam adjuster, new N205. Also new chain and tensioner. I think I will try a can of Liqui Moly engine flush, then do an oil change. If it doesn't work I'll...
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    VCDS MB 091 and 093

    I opened it up again today and it seems I managed to install the chain incorrectly by setting the chain at 18 rollers between marks instead of 18 gaps. With 18 gaps there are 19 rollers between the mark on the intake camshaft and the cam adjuster. I'm back to 28 KW Cam Adjustment Intake B1...
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    VCDS MB 091 and 093

    Yes, this is how I counted except I went backwards like the guy did in the video, with the marker. I am going to install new cams. The story with this cylinder head is that I bent the valves on it and I replaced everything except the cams as there was no visible damage on them except a scratch...
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    VCDS MB 091 and 093

    I found my cam adjuster very stiff (non OEM) so I ordered and just finished installing a brand new OEM VVT kit (new housing with new rings, new N205 and new cam adjuster). Not a cheap kit.. Timing marks match on the belt side. And I have installed the chain as per the video mentioned in this...
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    VCDS MB 091 and 093

    Was your friend able to find out what the problem was? Currently experiencing a similar situation: phase position at -9 KW with new belt kit (timing looks good) and new chain/tensioner on the other side.
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    Rail Pressure is Low__seeking confirmation of the Intake Cam's Tri-lobe measurement:

    I measured mine and it is at 42.34mm after 300k KM on the cam.
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    Subframe mounts for the Dogbone...without removing the subframe to install.

    Don't you need to remove the subframe in order to press out the original mounts first?
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    Charge pipes for K04

    I use the Spulen one. Cheaper than Neuspeed and it doesn't have the clip-on hose.
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    Possible fix for low fuel pressure faults....

    I changed over a dozen followers by now, I'm an expert with that banjo bolt.
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    Possible fix for low fuel pressure faults....

    Metal line FTW 😆. A PITA to change the follower but bulletproof.
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    Smoke at idle

    I gave the shop IE valve guides to install at the time but they said it will be too much machine work in getting them adjusted. The old ones were in good shape so they let them in place and only did the seals.
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    Smoke at idle

    4 years later.. :) I had IE intake and exhaust valve seals installed back then and at the same time I replaced the piston rings. No more smoking problems after but I don't know which of the two was the culprit.
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    Both radiator fans running constantly

    I noticed this a while ago but I thought it was my spirited driving but now that winter is here there has been no change. Both fans are running all the time when the engine is on. It's not normal. The AC is off obviously. Ambient temp sensor works as I get an accurate reading of outside temp in...
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    Rear vented brakes options

    Other than Golf R rears is there another carrier/caliper/disc combo that will bolt on and work with the stock parking brake system on the mk5 platform? Looking to upgrade the rears to vented and I would like to know what are my options. TIA.
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    Pulling the head - advice needed

    As my smoke at idle issue is only getting worse I plan to pull the head off the engine and send it to be checked and valve stem seals replaced by a specialized shop. I will be ordering IE seals for both intake and exhaust valves...
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    Smoke at idle

    Started experiencing this last winter and it would come and go which is the strangest thing. When the engine is fully warmed up after about 20 seconds of idling gray smoke starts to come out of the exhaust. Clearly the smell is of burnt oil, not coolant. It doesn't happen all the time but more...
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    Fighting with P2177 (running lean)

    I've been fighting this code for about 5 weeks, threw new parts at it (MAF, front O2 sensor, G247 fuel rail sensor) and did a smoke test through the intake (no leaks). New valve cover and fuel filter were replaced earlier in December. Cam follower was replaced in October. I run a K04 with...
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    Can't decide on clutch kit

    Guys I really need some help with choosing a clutch kit for K04. I've been getting a clanking noise when releasing the clutch for about a year (I suspect the TOB and pressure plate), clutch engaging is not smooth unless I try really hard, so i believe it's a mess down there and I need to change...
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    Cheap intercooler

    Is anyone using one of these? Looks very similar to the CTS one: It's probably made in China and don't expect the cooling...
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    fighting an EVAP leak

    Hi Guys, I posted this on vwvortex technical forum but there's no more feedback from anyone regarding this topic so I was thinking of trying here as well. Here is my issue and all the details...